Tuesday, January 30, 2018

"Hasty Hogan and Blackie Burns Were in Luck"

"The Wrong House."
By James N. Young (?-?).
First appearance: Collier's Weekly, May 4, 1929.
Short short short story (1 page).

Online at UNZ (HERE).
"The suitcase, securely strapped, lay in the center of the table, in the center of the room. In it, neat little bundle on neat little bundle, lay nearly three hundred thousand dollars!"
There are times when your luck just runs out; for Hasty and Blackie, it doesn't just run out, you could say it jumps out the window and runs away screaming, leaving them literally holding the bag . . .

- FictionMags informs us that our author's middle name was Nicholas and that he published mostly in magazines like The Smart Set, Saucy Stories, and The Parisienne Monthly, his last known sale being to Detective Fiction Weekly.

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